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TWO SCHOOLS BEGIN OFFERING PROGRAMS IN CANNABIS
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Beginning this fall, two universities will launch medical cannabis graduate programs, an area of study that, until now, has only been offered online by unaccredited schools. The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy will offer the nation's first graduate degree in medical cannabis, and Clark University will offer a graduate certificate in regulatory affairs for cannabis control. Northern Michigan University currently offers a bachelor's degree in medicinal plant chemistry. Medical cannabis is currently legal in 33 states, with demand for workforce training increasing, but regulations vary across the U.S. Both programs will be offered primarily online.
In Other News
- A team of scientists in astronomy from the University of Iowa were awarded a $115 million contract, the largest grant ever awarded to the university's researchers, from NASA. The contract will allow them to construct satellites to study space weather near earth.
- The College of New Rochelle, which will permanently close in August, is offering its 15.6 acre campus for sale.
- United Way of Orange County, California and Salesforce.org, the nonprofit arm of Salesforce, have partnered to implement a new version of Philanthropy Cloud, a platform that allows employees to find opportunities to donate and volunteer.
- The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is challenging a bill in California that would allow some college athletes to profit from the use of their name, image, or likeness.